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|Award granted||Graduate Certificate of Education (Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages)|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
1 year part-time
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$8,300 - Full-fee paying place|
Faculty of Arts and Education
Tel 03 9246 8100 or 03 5227 1359
Ruth Arber, +61 3 924 43933, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Services Office.
|CRICOS course code||048716A|
|Deakin course code||E552|
The Graduate Certificate of Education is designed to allow teachers to undertake focused short-term study programs and to gain credit for them. The courses aim to provide teachers with high quality programs linked to their professional and career development needs in areas that are of priority for schools and systems.
This course is designed to meet the needs of teachers working in all sectors of the TESOL field in Australia and overseas. It is designed to provide a sound understanding of key principles and current innovative practice in English language teaching around the world and is also suitable for qualified teachers who are newcomers to TESOL. Applicants who wish to teach ESL in government schools in Victoria must meet specific content and practical teaching requirements in the Graduate Certificate of Education (GCertEd) in the related specialist field, as well as having a recognised teaching qualification that permits them to be employed as a teacher in Victoria. A number of adult ESL settings and programs may also require this level of qualification for employment purposes.
Applicants without a recognised teaching qualification who are working in the field of adult education or in overseas countries must undertake the Master of TESOL E780 course.
Endorsed by Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) for specialist teaching.
International students and permanent residents
Graduates of this course who are intending to apply for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) will be required to demonstrate an IELTS of an average band score of 7.5 across all four skill areas where there is no score below 7 in any of the four skills areas and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening. You are advised to read the VIT's Qualification for Teachers Registration policy carefully which is available at: Further information
Students commencing prior to Trimester 2 2012:
Refer to 2012 Handbook course entry for Course Rules.
Students commencing from Trimester 2 2012:
The course requires the completion of 4 credit points comprising four core units.
Refer to 2012 Handbook course entry for course structure.
Trimester 1 or Trimester 2
|ECL755||Professional Practice in TESOL or LOTE|
Trimester 1, Trimester 2 or Trimester 3
|ECL753||Linguistics for Language Teaching|
|ECL751||Pedagogy in the Globalised Language Classroom|
|ECL752||Innovation in Language Curriculum|
Note: ECL755 Professional Practice in TESOL incorporates a practicum of 22 days of supervised teaching practice in TESOL for those applicants who wish to meet Victorian Institute of Teaching requirements. The type of practicum undertaken and the number of days satisfactorily completed will be identified on the student's transcript.
Students receive instructional materials through CloudDeakin, CD-ROM and website links. Interaction with lecturers is provided through use of CloudDeakin, email and telephone links.
Optional weekend study schools may also be available for some units.
Campus based TESOL units are delivered through face to face teaching in scheduled classes at Burwood (Melbourne).
Entrants to the course must have successfully completed an approved qualification at degree or diploma level inclusive of approved teacher education. It is possible for some credit to be granted for appropriate, approved professional development programs already undertaken.
Teachers requiring Victorian Institute of Teaching registration for employment purposes must hold an approved teaching qualification prior to commencing this course. Unqualified teachers and other professionals are advised to enrol in Master of TESOL E780 course.
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Credit transfer is considered on an individual basis in accordance with University and Faculty policy. Applicants who have completed graduate certificate or graduate diploma units are eligible to apply for up to 2 credit points for credit transfer. Applicants who have completed modules with assessment through the Victorian Professional Development Network are eligible to apply for up to 2 credit points for credit transfer.
Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.
Students who intend to undertake practicum in Victorian schools are required to complete a WWCC unless a copy of Victorian teacher registration is provided. Students requiring a WWCC should contact the Professional Experience coordinator email: Ian.Trend@deakin.edu.au